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Psychology is primarily concerned with
both mental behavior and processes
Why is it beneficial for scientists to use systematic observation in order to acquire knowledge?
Observations provide the basic data that allow scientists to track, tally, or otherwise organize information about the natural world.
In comparing a PhD in psychology to a PsyD in psychology, which is the most accurate?
The PsyD emphasizes clinical training, whereas the PhD emphasizes the practice of science through research.
Operational definitions are encouraged in research in order to:
make terms used in a study as explicit as possible
Using an experimental research design, researchers manipulate the ________ variable and measure the ________ variable.
Levels of analysis suggest which of the following?
Understanding the natural world requires thinking about natural phenomenon at different levels (e.g., biological, psychological, cultural).
The main difference between the brains of humans and animals is that:
humans have a more developed frontal cortex
Consciousness can best be described as:
A state of awareness of the self and of the environment
Moes and Tellinghuisen suggest that, from the perspective of Scriptures, humans are held accountable for their actions, but that they do not have unhampered freedom of choice (e.g., there are influences on human choice that are outside of our control). This is consistent with which theme?
Humans are responsible limited agents
Which of the following is true of science, as discussed by Moes and Tellinghuisen?
Science requires critical engagement to appreciate its value and understand its limits.
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